Rose Bersito

August 12, 1920July 9, 2018

Rose Bersito, 97, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on July 9, 2018. Rose, one of seven children, was born to Angelo Bersito and Maria Gabriele Bersito on August 12, 1920 in Mt Vernon, New York where she lived for most of her life and worked as a seamstress at J. Rose Company. She moved to Nanuet NY twelve years ago while living with her sister, Anna, and for the past couple of years was living in Cresskill, NJ. Rose was a devoted and loving Aunt, great Aunt, and great great Aunt to many, while almost everyone who knew her also called her “Aunt Rosie”. Although she never married or had any children of her own, numerous nieces and nephews considered her like a second mother, a role which she cherished and excelled at. She is predeceased by her parents, and siblings, Nunzio Bersito, Sam Bersito, Fiore Bersito, Frank Bersito, Carmella Bernardi and Anna Condello. She will be missed for her appropriately named “ro-ro cookies”, her perfectly shaped potatoes and eggs, her incredibly generous sewing expertise, and her humorous family stories. Visiting will be held on Friday, July 13th from 2-4 & 7-9pm at Higgins Funeral Home in New City. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, July 14th, 10:00am at St. Anthony's Parish Church followed by interment at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery in New Rochelle, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made directly to Rosary Hill Home, 600 Linda Ave, Hawthorne, NY 10532.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, July 14, 2018

Rose Bersito

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joann bernardi

July 13, 2018

I will miss you aunt Rosie I will miss our talking you will missed and you will always be in my heart

Joe Csmpone

July 11, 2018

Aunt Rosie was always there for me. I could come to her anytime with a problem and she always had time to listen. You will be forever missed. Love you. Joey

Angelo ( Dee) Bersito

July 11, 2018

I lived downstairs from Aunt Rosie,grandma and Uncle Fee most of my life until about 18 when I joined up. She would send me " care packages". Still remember her asking ," do you want a sangwich Angelo"? Her qudaekes or zeppolies we're the only best. Love and respect dear lady. You will be missed but, you are in good company with all of the family now. Love you Aunt Rose. Have a safe and pleasant journey to heaven

Judy Veripapa

July 10, 2018

I knowned Aunt Rosie when I was growing up in the Bronx. Here sister was Ann and Tony. Great neighbors. Our families got together and became really great friends. More like family.
Rose and Ann were the kindest sincerest women I have ever known. And the cookies and homemade food was wonderful.
I am a better person knowing Rosie and all of her Family. Good memories
So sorry my Dad and I cannot attend the service/Furneral. I broke my right ankle in three places. Had surgery, just got out of Bethel rehab and is in lock down at home! Can’t drive for another 4 to 6 weeks. Bummer
I bet my Mom, Vera is getting the coffe ready for all our loved ones.
God bless you all, our prayers are with you and thr whole Family.
Love you, Judy Veripapa and Ed Carola